These Are Not GMOs. This Is the Rainbow of Organic Farming at Its Best!

Some of the natural color variation of maize kernels arranged into the pattern of a DNA strand. (Jason Wallace/Wikimedia)
Some of the natural color variation of maize kernels arranged into the pattern of a DNA strand. (Jason Wallace/Wikimedia)

There’s a definite division between those who support organic plant breeding and those who think they can make organisms and our food better using genetic modification (GM).

I won’t go that way; my position is clear. I don’t think that the hand of man can overcome nature. The most tasty tomato I ever ate was grown at a farm I once stayed at.

So here I bring you some beautiful fresh and colorful food that has been grown traditionally from heritage or heirloom seeds.

Which reminds me of the Chinese theory of the 5 elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water), the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), and five colors of food (green, red, yellow, white, black) are all linked in a healthy lifestyle.

Here’s a table showing the relationship between the five elements and the body’s organs, feelings, colors, and taste:

5 elements

He who takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician. (Chinese proverb)

Rainbow Chard (Image: Sarah @ pingsandneedles via Compfight cc)

Rainbow Chard (Image: Sarah @ pingsandneedles via Compfight cc)

Purple Haze Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Eggplants: Graffiti, natural, white. (Image: Grey Geezer/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Easter egg radishes, just harvested. (Image: Jen God/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Blue salad potatoes. (Image: Markus Hagenlocher/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Cucurbita pepo, edible mini-white pumpkins. (Image: Alana Sise/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

A plum tomato cultivar called Banana Legs. (Image: Manfred Sause/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Purple cauliflowers. The color is caused by the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin. (Image: The Marmot/Wikimedia)

Image: Wikipedia-Commons

Home-grown ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Egmont Gold’ carrots. (Image: Gordon Joly/Wikimedia)

Some more of the natural color variation of maize kernels arranged into the pattern of a DNA strand. (Jason Wallace/Wikimedia)

We tend to think of sweet corn as yellow, but it comes in many other colors . (Jason Wallace/Wikimedia)

 

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